• Update!

    Spotify updates their preferred distributors list. Their ranking seems to be based primarily on the quality of the metadata that the distributor offers to its artists. 

    What do you use? Read the new preferred list HERE.

  • Learn the lingo.

    You don’t have to be an expert on everything, but it’s important to at least know how to communicate properly within various aspects of the music industry. Learn the lingo specifically around distribution HERE.

  • How important is image?

    Your image and brand has always been important, from your album artwork to the way you present yourself on stage, but this importance now applies to your digital presence, especially your socials and Spotify profile. 

    Read some insight from Robby Morris, who oversees releases by Bon Iver, Angel Olsen and Mitski HERE. 

  • Spotify to Musicians: Let Us Be Your Label

    Treat Spotify like your label

    From editorial submission to direct upload, Spotify has been acting more and more like a label for its millions of artists. Even though this year’s best-selling albums were released by a major label, streaming now accounts for 75% of the U.S. market, which is leading Spotify to believe that this fact […]

  • Tips from Manafest!

    One of our clients 5 Time Juno Award Nominee and artist coach, Chris Greenwood A.K.A Manafest shares how he hit three different Billboard charts on his latest remix album without a record label.

    He was kind enough to create a video sharing three marketing secrets he used to drive sales so he could hit the Billboard […]

  • Does Q4 still exist in the music industry?

    Before you bank on a peak in sales from your upcoming Christmas album, it’s important to note that the behavior of music consumers has changed.

    The increasing prevalence of streaming has turned the industry into more of a 12-months-a-year enterprise, with digital distributors not marketing specifically for the holidays anymore. Read more about the new (or the […]

  • Why this headline is a bit misleading…

    While Apple Music’s subscriber count is currently at 21 million, just edging out Spotify with 20 million, feeding this is the fact that Spotify has a free, ad-supported tier that users can choose, while Apple Music does not.

    Spotify still controls the global paid music streaming market with a roughly 62 percent share.

    Read more about these […]